The family has returned to Minnesota after their visit and are adjusting to the colder temps up there. We were scheduled to stay another two days in Bill Frederick Park, but the weather was cool there also with rainstorms, so our plans were altered.
We decided to head to North Ft Myers right away in hope it would be warmer. This was a park I found online that was affordable in southern Florida and had no reviews at all...that was scary.
As is our custom, we looked for a late lunch on the drive down. We've found that it's nice to have a good meal under our belts shortly before we check in to start the set up process. When you're setting up and hungry and thirsty it tends to make a person downright cranky, so we try to avoid this. It also makes supper a snap because we're not hungry and just having a snack is fine. Perhaps ice cream as well, but it was too cold right now.
Finding a spot to eat is always a challenge when you're in an RV and towing a car. There may be many places offering food, but there isn't always a spot large enough to fit us in for parking.
I spotted what looked like a restaurant and we pulled in and found a nice spot in the back to park, allowing us to exit by driving around the building. Perfect! It was an Italian restaurant and a huge group was entering just before us. Rats. But the waitress asked if we wanted to give our order at the same time she took drinks to get our order in ahead of them. I liked this lady.
After finishing most of our pizza, we had her pack up the remainder in aluminum foil and a bag instead of the customary big and bulky container and we headed on to our future home.
The minute we drove in I could sense why the price was so good, but we'd already put $150 deposit down so I paid for a month and we can explore the area and perhaps find somewhere else to relocate. We have full hookups, it's quiet and appears to be safe, so for now it's good.
The cats are happy anywhere they can run around in their little tent and although it was chilly they enjoyed romping after being cooped up hiding behind the couch during the drive.
We will explore the park more today, get our maps and mail box key and then search the area to get our bearings. I researched some of the alternate places in the area and it's frightening what they charge here. I miss the west...things seem so much more reasonable.
Long Live the Queen of RV Resorts